Technical Program

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Program Announcements

  • The preliminary list of presenting organisations is now available and includes 82 papers from 16 countries. The list will be updated as additional papers are confirmed.
  • New Keynote Abstract: Uranium IX - Past, Present and Future, Dr Karin Soldenhoff, Technology Manager - Minerals, ANSTO (Australia)

Aalto University/VTTFinland
Adelaide Control EngineeringAustralia
Air Liquide IncUSA
Alkane ResourcesAustralia
ALTA Metallurgical ServicesAustralia
ANSTO Minerals
*Keynote: Uranium-REE
ANSTO MineralsAustralia
ANSTO Minerals/BHP Olympic DamAustralia
Arithmetek Inc (2 papers)Canada
Ausenco (3 papers)Australia
Bantrel CoCanada
BASF CorporationAustralia
BioHeap LimitedAustralia
Boyd Willis Hydromet ConsultingAustralia
CEA, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission France
CleanTeQ Limited (2 papers)Australia
Cobalt Institute
*Opening: Nickel-Cobalt-Copper
CooMooRoo Energy Pty Ltd (2 papers)Australia
CSA Global Pty Ltd/UGTC LtdAustralia/Russia
CSIRO Minerals/Eco Minerals Research Limited/Clean Mining LimitedAustralia
CSIRO Minerals/Heathgate Resources Pty LtdAustralia
CSIRO Minerals/Katavi Mining CompanyAustralia/Tanzania
CSIRO Minerals (3 papers)Australia
Curtin Gold Technology Group
*Keynote: Gold-PM
Curtin UniversityAustralia
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS)Australia
FM GlobalUSA
Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC)Australia
Glencore Technology/Core ResourcesAustralia
GeoRessources, Université de LorraineFrance
Heathgate Resources/Umwelt- und Ingenieurtechnik GmbH
*Keynote: In Situ Recovery
IAEA Sponsored Presenters (2 papers)TBC
InnovEco Australia/University of South Australia/Oryxeio IngenieríaAustralia/Chile
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
*Opening: Uranium-REE
Jenike & Johanson Pty Ltd (2 papers)Australia
Joe Zhou Mineralogy Ltd/Xiamen Zijin Technology of Mining and Metallurgy/ State Key Laboratory of Comprehensive Utilization of Low Grade Refractory Gold OresCanada/China
Keller Foundations Mine Services/Hayward BakerUSA
LiNiCo Pty LtdAustralia
Lithium Australia
*Keynote: Lithium Processing
Lithium Consultants AustralasiaAustralia
Matec Pacific/Matec SrlAustralia/Italy
METS Engineering (3 papers)Australia
MINES Paris-Tech/Orano MiningFrance
Mining & Process Solutions (MPS)/Curtin UniversityAustralia
MINTEK (3 papers)South Africa
MOGAS IndustriesUSA
Murdoch UniversityAustralia
Newmont Mining CorporationUSA
NMR360, Inc
*Keynote: Nickel-Cobalt-Copper
OLI Systems, Inc (3 papers)USA
Orway Mineral ConsultantsAustralia
Pure Battery Technologies/UniQuest/IntDesign Pty LtdAustralia
PuroliteSouth Africa
Queen's UniversityCanada
Rheological Consulting Services Pty Ltd/CleanTeQ LimitedAustralia
SGS Minerals MetallurgyAustralia
Sherritt Technologies/NTWISTCanada
Solvay EMEA/Solvay USAZambia/USA
Terrafame LtdFinland
University of Western AustraliaAustralia
Wanbao Mining LtdChina
YaKum Consulting Inc/Process Research ORETECH IncCanada

The emphasis of the program is practical rather than academic, and the themes running through the conference are the various aspects of technology and project development. The event comprises five international conferences including dedicated expanded day sessions for In Situ Recovery (ISR) and Lithium Processing in response to industry activity.  We are pleased to partner with CSIRO Minerals for ISR and Curtin Gold Technology Group for Gold-PM.  The Uranium-REE and ISR sessions, and Heap Leaching short course are organised in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Program Topics

  • Nickel-Cobalt-Copper (20-22 May) including Pressure Acid Leaching Forum & Panel
  • Uranium-REE (23 May) including Developments in IX Forum & Panel
  • Gold-PM (23 May) including Fit-for-Purpose Leaching Systems Forum & Panel
  • Lithium Processing (24 May) including Novel Lithium Processes Forum & Panel
  • In Situ Recovery (ISR) (24 May) including Enhancing ISR Permeability Forum & Panel

David Weight
President, Cobalt Institute (United Kingdom)
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Conference Opening Address
The Changing Landscape of the Cobalt Market
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Dr Bryn Harris
Managing Partner, NMR360 Inc (Canada)
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Nickel-Cobalt-Copper Keynote Address
The Future of Ni-Co-Cu Processing in the Age of Lithium-Ion Batteries
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Dr Karin Soldenhoff
Technology Manager - Minerals, ANSTO (Australia)
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Uranium-REE Keynote Address
Uranium IX - Past, Present and Future
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Prof Jacques Eksteen
Director, Gold Technology Group and Chair, Extractive Metallurgy, WASM, Curtin University (Australia)
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Gold-PM Keynote Address
What Attributes do we want from a Gold Lixiviant within an Overall Processing Context?
Dr Horst Maerten
Vice President Technology, Heathgate Resources (Australia) and CEO, Umwelt-und Ingenieurtechnik GmbH Dresden (UIT) (Germany)
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In Situ Recovery Keynote Address
Trends in ISR Technology
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Adrian Griffin
Managing Director, Lithium Australia (Australia)
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Lithium Processing Keynote Address
The Need for Innovation to Meet Future Demand for Lithium
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Alan Taylor
Conference Chair, ALTA 2019
Metallurgical Consultant and Managing Director, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)
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Dinner Address
The Nickel Insurrection – A Laterite Wars Story

  • Treatment of Nickel-Cobalt Laterites (18 May)  Course Outline
  • Copper SX/EW Basic Principles and Detailed Plant Design (19 May)  Course Outline
  • Heap Leaching & its Application to Copper, Gold, Uranium & Nickel Ores (25 May)  Course Outline

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